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  • Description: portraits
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    • Billy Rose Theatre Collection

    • This extensive collection (50,000 items) includes 19th-century carte-de-visite and cabinet card portraits, as well as 20th-century portrait proofs, personal snapshots, and photographic postcards.
    • Actresses
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    • Macauley's Theatre Collection

    • This collection includes studio portraits of actresses and actors from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Notable women among the almost 600 images of actresses: Viola Allen, Mary Anderson, Lotta Crabtree, Maxine Elliott, Julia Marlowe, and...
    • Actresses; Costumes; Women in the theater
    • United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville
    • 19th Century Actors Photographs

    • This collection consists of 610 cartes-de-visite studio portraits of American actresses, actors, and entertainers from the mid- to late 1800s.
    • Actresses; Women in the theater
    • United States
    • Historic New England Collections Access

    • In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
    • Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
    • United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
    • Doris Ulmann Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes 1800 of Ulmann's photographs of Appalachian craftspeople, Berea College students, and celebrity portraits. Select the "Craftswomen" and "Berea College, Craftswomen" themes for images of women quilting, sewing, weaving,...
    • African American women; Aged; Appalachian region; Clothing and dress; Cookery; Girls; Handicraft; Quilters; Quilts; Rural women; Weavers; Women college students; Women photographers
    • United States -- Georgia -- Ringgold; United States -- Georgia -- White; United States -- Kentucky -- Berea; United States -- Kentucky -- Lexington; United States -- Kentucky -- Viper; North Carolina -- Asheville; North Carolina -- Brasstown; ...
    • Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959

    • This collection of more than 14,350 photographs documents the architecture and social life of the Washington area. Highlights include group portraits of American Association of University Women members; portrait photographs of Washington residents;...
    • American Association of University Women; Household appliances; Social life and customs; Vocational education; Women
    • United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.)
    • Minnesota Historical Society Visual Resources Database

    • This large collection (126,000+ digital images) includes thousands of portraits of women and girls, as well as numerous relevant subcollections. Two small collections feature services that the Woman's Christian Association of Minneapolis provided...
    • American Red Cross; Clothing and dress; Girls; Indians of North America; Off-reservation boarding schools; Telephone operators; Women; World War, 1914-1918; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Minnesota
    • Panoramic Photographs

    • A search for "women" retrieves more than 50 group portraits, including college students (e.g., Wellesley College); several photos of women attending the National Women's Trade Union League of America; and participants in Long Island's Womens...
    • Beauty contests; Schools; Women college students;
    • United States -- California; United States--District of Columbia--Washington (D.C.); United States--Massachusetts; United States -- New Jersey; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Ohio; United States--Texas
    • Elizabeth Murray Project

    • The site includes a variety of primary source types, including correspondence, legal records (Murray's will and prenuptial agreements), advertisements, and portraits.
    • Businesswomen; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston
    • Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions

    • Most of the photographs in this collection were submitted to the editors of The Indian Sentinel, 1902-1962, a fundraising magazine published by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions. Highlights include individual and family portraits, and images...
    • Catholic Church -- Missions; Eskimo women; Girls; Indians of North America; Nuns; Religion
    • United States -- Alaska; United States -- Arizona; United States -- California; United States -- Mississippi; United States -- Montana; United States -- Nebraska; United States -- New Mexico; United States -- North Dakota; United States --...
    • Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

    • This collection documents the life and work of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin (1798-1856). Highlights include Guerin's journal from 1840-1855, portraits, images of artifacts that belonged to her, and photographs of the canonization ceremonies that...
    • Catholicism; Civil War, 1861-1865; Nuns; Religion
    • United States -- Indiana
    • Lewis Wickes Hine: Documentary Photographs, 1905-1938

    • This collection of 617 silver gelatin photographic prints is organized into broad subjects: labor, housing and social conditions; immigrants, including portraits of immigrants at Ellis Island; child labor; and women at work.
    • Child labor; Employment; Immigrants; Women
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Brady-Handy Collection

    • Includes portraits from the Civil War era. Researchers must browse the collection for images of women, or search by known name (e.g., Lincoln, Mary Todd).
    • Civil War, 1861-1865; Women
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    • Virginia's Colonial Dynasties

    • This online exhibit includes 24 portraits of members of the Randolph, Byrd, Carter, Fitzhugh, Wormeley, Eskridge, Page, Baylor, and Gordon families.
    • Clothing and dress; Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Girls; Portraits; Women
    • United States -- Virginia
    • Old Sturbridge Village: Online Collections

    • Old Sturbridge Village's collection of early 19th-century rural New England artifacts includes numerous examples of textiles (clothing, quilts, accessories, etc.), household furnishings, and portraits.
    • Clothing and dress; Portraits; Quilts; Samplers;
    • United States -- Massachusetts
    • Pilgrim Hall Museum: Collections

    • This collection includes a variety of 17th century artifacts: cradles; an embroidered silk shoe; a teapot; and portraits of Penelope Pelham Winslow (1651) and Elizabeth Paddy Wensley (1670-1680).
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony)
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- New Plymouth
    • Education in a Valley Fair

    • Highlights from this collection include the ciphering book of Blandina LeFevre (1833); group portraits of students and teachers; and a photo of a one-room school house.
    • Education; Schools; Teachers colleges
    • United States -- New York (State)
    • Athenaeum Damenverein & Women's Auxiliary Records, 1876-2007

    • The Athenaeum Damenverein was organized in 1876 as the women’s auxiliary of the Athenaeum Turners. In addition to supporting the Turners, this German American organization has offered social and cultural events for its members, and been involved in...
    • Fashion shows; German American women; Societies and clubs
    • United States -- Indiana -- Indianapolis
    • Digital Horizons

    • The photographs and documents in Digital Horizons depict daily life on the Northern Plains from the late 1800s to the 1980s. In addition to individual and family portraits, the collection includes photos of contests (e.g., "Oil Princess Pageant"),...
    • Girl Scouts; Indian women -- North America; Social life and customs; Women college students; Women homesteaders;
    • United States -- Minnesota; United States -- North Dakota

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